Weekend & Short Break

Whether it's raining on the plains of Spain or not, we recommend a visit to Port Aventura for traditional theme park fun with a splash of Spanish flavor. For kids who love virtual reality rides, roller coasters, and high-tech attractions, make this a day trip from the wonderful city of Barcelona...

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you are guaranteed to learn something fun from The Kid's Guide to Washington, DC (Kid's Guides Series, PPQ, 2013) by Eileen Ogintz.  Once again, this travel expert tackles a major family vacation destination, in this case, Washington DC -- then writes a...

Old meets new, East meets West, and your family meets fun in Hong Kong with our age-appropriate guide to the best attractions and activities for families with kids. Don't ignore the many free and useful pamphlets for visitors published by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. “Hong Kong Walks,” available at...

New York State’s Catskill Mountains are a four-season recreational playground with a cultural undertone. It is easy to blend active pursuits with a dose of learning in this scenic region.  From its Native American roots to its agricultural prosperity, from its famed Borscht Belt period to Woodstock...

Gettysburg is the place to relive a defining battle in American history, especially as it celebrates its 150th anniversary with many new programs and events in 2013. A battlefield may be an unlikely place for a family vacation, but Gettysburg presents a grand opportunity for families to share...

Take your kids on a wild West adventure to Custer State Park and come face to face with a herd of charging buffalo during the annual Buffalo Roundup. This Fall, the park will be holding its 48th annual Buffalo Roundup and its 19th annual Arts Festival. The fun begins on Friday, September 27,...

With half term just around the corner and the Easter holidays not too far away either, thoughts will soon be turning to how to keep the children entertained.  Spending a few days on holiday is a great way to enjoy quality time together as a family without the distractions of everyday life.  This...

Charming, rustic, sexy, folksy -- Park City, Utah is all of those things rolled into an easy access, laid back package. It's a fun small town with a sophisticated vibe that will remind new parents of their B.K. days and refresh the affections of empty nesters who want to be where it's at. Park...

While some of you may hear the name Bethlehem and picture mangers and farm animals, the revitalized former Steel Capital in eastern Pennsylvania has their own take on the Christmas season. And that's a happy task they've taken on, with enormous civic pride, since 1937. Picture a Blast Furnace Light...

Those unexpectedly upside down moments in life, like seeing the Golden Arches among the pagodas of Beijing, can be fun and very reassuring, especially when traveling with kids. But when it's the reverse -- finding the exotic in the familiar -- it can be unsettling. So when we first heard there was...

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